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Today's News

  • Trojans avenge loss to Scorpions

     After three games of “close but no cigar,” West Brunswick finally got a stogie.

    The Trojans’ boys basketball team came from behind in the last four minutes to edge North Brunswick 58-53 last Friday night.

    It was a non-conference game but more important for bragging rights as West evened the score with a county rival. North had nipped West by one point in their first meeting 10 days earlier.

  • Detectives investigate suspicious death in Ash

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is investigating the suspicious death of a 69-year-old man in Ash.

    Tony Kusta was found dead after deputies performed a welfare check about 3 p.m. Saturday on Simmons Road, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

    The cause and manner of his death will be determined after an autopsy is performed. 

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Capt. Sam Davis at (910) 547-7181 or sdavis@brunsco.net.

  • Cam Jones leads BCC to victory

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Port City Sports Authority 98-84 Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    BCC improved to 8-4. PCSA is a two-year preparatory school in North Charleston, S.C., and student-athletes compete in a sport while taking college credit courses.

  • Missing Supply man found

    A missing Supply man who suffers from dementia, diabetes and heart problems has been located.

    Mitchell Livingston, 65, left 2484 T St. at 12:50 p.m. Friday and was reported missing, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

    Livingston was found safe Saturday in the Red Springs area, the sheriff's office said Sunday.

  • A lot can happen in a decade — looking back 10 years ago

    This December marks the 10th anniversary of my beginning as a full-time employee of The Brunswick Beacon — on Dec. 17, 2003, to be precise.

    I know it’s hard to believe — where did the time go?

    In other ways it seems like a long, long trek. So much can happen and has happened in a decade.

    And as newspapers are wont to do when filling up space, now is as good a time as any for me to do a “looking back 10 years ago” column.

  • Battleship launches veterans Xmas card project

    The Battleship North Caroina is asking for help in making the holidays brighter for veterans.

    In the past eight years, the community has come together to send more than 16,000 cards to veterans staying in more than 28 VA hospitals in nine states. To continue the tradition, the ship is reaching out in efforts to build on the foundation and reach more veterans than in years past.

  • Brunswick County Toy Run set for Saturday

    Bikers and motorists alike are revving up for the 21st anniversary Brunswick County Toy Run that will take place this coming Saturday, Dec. 14.

    Registration for the annual run to raise funds for Christmas toys for children in need will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Walmart on Main Street in Shallotte.

    The run is scheduled to leave at 11 a.m.

    A $25 registration fee includes lunch provided by Brunswick Islands Baptist Church.

  • Thalian presents Wilmington premiere of 'Willy Wonka'

    Thalian Association is presenting the Wilmington premiere of the Roald Dahl musical, “Willy Wonka,” starting Thursday, Dec. 12, and continuing for the next two weekends through Dec. 22.

    The show site is the main stage of historic Thalian Hall at 310 Chestnut St. in downtown Wilmington.

    Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

    Tickets are $15 on “thrifty Thursdays” and $30 subsequent days. Senior, student and group discounts are available.

  • 'The Magical Music of Christmas' Saturday and Sunday

    The Brunswick Concert Band and The Brunswick Little Theatre Singers are teaming to present two performances of the “Magical Music of Christmas.”

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Hatch Auditorium in Caswell Beach and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    These performances are free, but donations to support the band are gratefully accepted and help support its Music Students Assistance Program, which provides instruments to students who cannot purchase their own.

  • Brunswick Town celebrates 18th Century Christmas

    Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site is celebrating an 18th Century Christmas from 1 to 5:30 p.m. this coming Sunday, Dec. 15.

    Participants will explore how American colonists celebrated Christmas.

    Costumed interpreters will provide guided tours of St. Philips Anglican Church and historic Brunswick on the hour.